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View Poll Results: How tall are you?
5'5" and below 12 4.05%
5'6"- 5'7" 21 7.09%
5'8"- 5'9" 44 14.86%
6'0"- 6'1" 103 34.80%
6'2" - 6"3 64 21.62%
6'4" and above 52 17.57%
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:12 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Re: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

Geez I thought everyone knew how to drive here.....:mug:

I attended Z06 Fest a couple years back and attended a driving seminar by Andy Pilgrim, he taught me how to sit in a car...


I'm 6'5" 245 lbs (just lost 40 lbs), seat is FORWARD about 2", very slightly reclined and no problem with a helmet. Before attending the seminar I ALWAYS put the seat back as far as possible in every car I drove. Here's your quick lesson: when your arms are on the steering wheel, they are supposed to be BENT!..... This reduces fatigue and increases your ability to turn the wheel QUICKLY. Now, every car I get in I move the seat forward. If you don't believe me pick up a brick and hold it out with your arms extended and move it around like you do a steering wheel, they try it with your arms down and forearms extended.

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Old 10-03-2007, 02:16 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Re: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

It depends in part on where your height comes from. I'm 6'2" and so is a friend of mine. I have plenty of room (02 with thinner headliner), but he has a longer torso relative to mine and while he doesn't hit the roof he is a lot closer.

The 02 headliner really does make a difference-- my hair was hitting on an 04 that I drove.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:01 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Re: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

i fit fine at 5'7
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:11 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Re: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

I'm 5'5" and had no problem with my '01. I set my driving position just like they say to do it in the owner video. Once I have my legs in the right spot, I would use the tilt until my wrist was able to bend over the top of the steering wheel. It gave me good leverage on the steering wheel and I could see the front end if the lights were on. This setup gave me a good position to learn how to heal toe shift. I had a blast at auto-x events. I tried messing with the seat height a few times, but I kept it on the floor most of the time.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:50 AM   #80 (permalink)
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I'm 6'1" and I fit just fine. I've got plenty of room.
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I am 5'11 and I think I fit well in my C5Z. It IS a sports car, not an SUV, so I dont expect or want tons of head room etc.
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Re: Poll: Are Z's suited for people of different height?

I'm 6'2 about 210 I don't have the seat all the way back, But the back is down a little. I fit just fine! better than the 1996 0r the 2001 coupes I had.
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6'3" and 255 pounds. No issues.
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I am around 5'10"
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